Crown College

Living at Crown


The Housing Experience

At UC Santa Cruz students are housed in small-scale residential communities providing smaller, close-knit living environments. Live-in student and professional staff members provide orientation, support services, safety and crisis response, and a variety of social, educational, and cultural programs for residents.

First year students generally live in their college’s residence halls. Residence halls have common bathrooms and a combination of shared and private bedrooms. Our college has apartments as an option in subsequent years.

For more comprehensive information about housing at UCSC check out

Common Housing Questions

Your housing assignment will be sent to your UCSC e-mail account by mid-August (or mid-December for new winter students). The e-mail will include your hall name, room type, and roommate information. Move-In information will also accompany your housing assignment.

Every room comes furnished with an extra-long twin bed (80″x36″), desk, chair, closet/dresser or warbdrobe unit, and a bookcase or bookshelves. For more information on what’s included, be sure to check out What to Bring and What Not to Bring to College.
The housing contract is valid for the entire academic year. Once your application is confirmed by the University, your application becomes a legally binding contract.
Each student has a University billing account with UC Santa Cruz. Invoices will be posted on your student portal at each month there is activity. The first housing bill for fall quarter is generated in late August. For new winter admits the bill is generated in December.

You will be able to receive mail and packages at your college’s mail room. You will receive your mailbox number after you arrive on campus to move into your room. Due to limited space, it is not possible to have mail sent to the University prior to your arrival. Packages and mail sent to the University prior to new student move-in will be returned to sender, so be sure to have it arrive after you do.

Students wishing to update their housing application/preferences after submitting their application should contact the Housing Coordinator at

For more Frequently Asked Questions related to housing, be sure to check out UCSC’s Housing FAQ.

Important Reminders

  • All future email will be sent to your UCSC email address. If you need help logging into your new email, see How to Access UCSC Google Email.
  • For information for students living at Crown College, please take the time to review the Frequently Asked Questions.
  • If you have any disabilities or need for special accommodation, please visit the Disability Resource Center website at and file a Housing Accommodation Form.
  • If you have questions about living on campus that are not on the FAQ, please email the Crown/Merrill Housing Office, or visit

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